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Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2006, 12:07 AM
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I'm not very familiar with the vast superwash...

I'm not very familiar with the vast superwash wool market out there, but I have had great success with hats, mittens, scarves, etc made from Lamb's Pride Superwash. They have some great colors,...
Forum: General Knitting 02-08-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,647
Posted By eggplant
Amy, so sorry about your sweater! :shock: I...

Amy, so sorry about your sweater! :shock:

I haven't tried WOTA, but have been told that all softly spun wool is more likely to pill, as Darhain mentioned. I have used Cascade 220 a couple of times;...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By eggplant
Also, they are more likely to unscrew if you knit...

Also, they are more likely to unscrew if you knit with a lot of hand rotation.
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By eggplant
Yes, it has always seemed kind of random to me --...

Yes, it has always seemed kind of random to me -- that's why I asked. Thanks everyone!
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By eggplant
Oh, duh. I just tried clicking on the big elann...

Oh, duh. I just tried clicking on the big elann ad that's up right now and it automatically opens in a new window. So Question #2 is answered.

My main motivation in asking about the ads is that I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By eggplant
Ordering through ad links - technical Qs

1. Do we have to be logged into KnittingHelp first, or can we just click on the ad?

2. If we right-click and "Open in new window" on the ad link, will it know that we came through...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-03-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By eggplant
That's a great idea. Being forced to wear sandals...

That's a great idea. Being forced to wear sandals during winter for medical reasons would be rough! What a nice (and talented) friend you are!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2005, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By eggplant
Unless the sweater pattern says it's "top down",...

Unless the sweater pattern says it's "top down", you're probably starting from the bottom up.



Here's some deciphering:

Work 2 rows even = Work 2 rows without increasing or decreasing.
Dec 1 st...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By eggplant
Last year I was knitting a sweater front in a...

Last year I was knitting a sweater front in a room with very subdued lighting, while simultaneously working on another project. I was having to interrupt my knitting constantly, but seemed to be...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By eggplant
Don't despair! Amy, the owner of this wonderful...

Don't despair!

Amy, the owner of this wonderful website, has put a lot of time and effort into some helpful videos, which you can see if you look at the top of this page, find the "basic techniques"...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By eggplant
In searching around the internet, I found some...

In searching around the internet, I found some commercially made close-fitting "fair isle" yoke sweaters at JCrew. They all were an interesting combination of raglan and seamless yoke construction....
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By eggplant
I'm not Mary, but... Yep, for ribbing you want...

I'm not Mary, but...

Yep, for ribbing you want to knit into the knit stitches, and purl the purls.

By the way, for K2P2 ribbing, you need a multiple of 4 stitches (since the pattern is 2 knit...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2005, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,760
Posted By eggplant
Usually about 50% for other people and 50% for...

Usually about 50% for other people and 50% for myself. But with Christmas on the way -- which it seems like it has been for several months now, since two people are getting sweaters -- the balance...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2005, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By eggplant
I'm probably not a GOOD enough knitter to really...

I'm probably not a GOOD enough knitter to really comment, since I have not been knitting for years and years... but I actually like the way the "wrong" side of the long tail cast-on looks for wide...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2005, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By eggplant
Thanks, Kelly. Finally, I found photographic...

Thanks, Kelly.

Finally, I found photographic evidence of the rare and elusive same-size-needle ribbing! In Vogue Knitting Winter 2004/2005, sweaters #23 & 25 have it around the cuffs and hem.

It's...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2005, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By eggplant
Ribbing and needle size??

In a lot of sweater patterns, the instructions are to knit the ribbed edging for the sleeve cuffs and the body of the sweater on smaller needles, then switch to larger needles for the main part of...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By eggplant
Do you have 73 stitches on your needle at the end...

Do you have 73 stitches on your needle at the end of Row 20?

Because Row 21 (a.k.a. the revised version of Row 1)

"K3 [k11, double dec] 4 times, k11, k2tog, k1"

looks like you are supposed to be...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By eggplant
C4B etc. are all cabling abbreviations. C =...

C4B etc. are all cabling abbreviations.

C = cross, T = twist, B = back, F = front.

To type out the definitions for all the stitches you asked for would take a while, though. Do you happen to have...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By eggplant
shaping a seamless yoke sweater

All the seamless yoke sweaters I have seen are a little "generous" looking. Maybe the people wearing them simply preferred oversized sweaters, or maybe the imprecise fit of the yoke dictated a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2005, 07:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,350
Posted By eggplant
I am just struck by the community that Amy has...

I am just struck by the community that Amy has pulled together here, so helpful, welcoming, and vibrant.

*Many* times I have been thankful for the videos. I always learn something interesting from...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,645
Posted By eggplant
Aren't cats helpful? I have a cat whose favorite...

Aren't cats helpful? I have a cat whose favorite knitting instrufction is "break yarn" -- unfortunately, I don't think he reads the patterns very carefully. He also likes to "try on" sweaters before...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2005, 04:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,645
Posted By eggplant
I keep mine in a big pencil holder (except for...

I keep mine in a big pencil holder (except for the Boyes).

Straights 4-11, various lengths.
DPNs 4-11, various lengths.
Boyes.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2005, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By eggplant
Depending on how heavy the fleece is, you might...

Depending on how heavy the fleece is, you might also want to make sure your mitten pattern can accomodate the extra bulk of the liner. This would be especially important in the thumb. If you need to...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2005, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By eggplant
All these posts about where / how people hold...

All these posts about where / how people hold their needles made me wonder: What happens when people who normally stabilize their knitting by holding one needle under their arm have to use circulars...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By eggplant
feministmama, I :heart: Chibi too, the bent tips...

feministmama, I :heart: Chibi too, the bent tips definitely make life easier. They're made by Clover (at least now they are - don't know whether they always were). Mine came in a cute little case,...
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